Elliot Scozzaro Quintet $10 / $5
Time & Location
About the Event
Elliot Scozzaro / alto saxophone
Conner Eisenmenger / trombone
Nick Weiser / piano
Joseph Goehle / bass
Mike Melito / drums
Elliot Scozzaro is a saxophonist and educator from Buffalo, NY. Elliot received a Master of Music in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas, where he played lead alto saxophone in the seven time Grammy-nominated One O’ Clock Lab Band. As a member of the One O’ Clock, Elliot headlined the Generations in Jazz Festival in Mount Gambier, Australia, was featured as a soloist on Lab 2016, and performed with Dennis Mackrel, James Morrison, Danilo Perez, and Sean Jones. While at UNT, Elliot also served as a Teaching Fellow of Saxophone, directed the Five O’ Clock Lab Band, and studied under Brad Leali.
Elliot was named a semi-finalist in the North American Saxophone Alliance Jazz Competition in 2016. Throughout 2018, Elliot played second alto saxophone in the renowned Glenn Miller Orchestra, directed by Nick Hilscher. While a member of the GMO, he toured the United States, Canada and Japan, and performed in venues such as Yoshi’s Oakland, Severance Hall, the Cotton Club (Tokyo), and Bunkamura Orchard Hall. Additionally, Elliot has performed at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, the Northwest Jazz Festival, and the Columbus Jazz and Ribs Festival. ...
Chicago based trombonist and Denis Wick Artist Conner Eisenmenger's experience as a musician is as varied as it is substantial. Eisenmenger holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Western Kentucky University and a Master's degree in Jazz Studies from University of North Texas where he studied with Tony Baker and Andre Hayward. While at UNT, Eisenmenger played for two years in the seven-time Grammy nominated One O'Clock Lab Band. As a member of the One O'Clock, he performed with Stefon Harris, Sean Jones, Danilo Perez, Dennis Mackrel, and James Morrison.
Eisenmenger also served as a teaching fellow at UNT, teaching multiple courses in jazz trombone fundamentals and directing the Six O'Clock Lab Band, the Seven O'Clock Lab Band, and the U-Tubes jazz trombone ensemble.
During his time as a student, Eisenmenger performed and competed in Australia, Spain, China, California, and Washington D.C. An active musician, Conner Eisenmenger keeps a busy schedule as a composer, sideman, and bandleader in the Chicagoland area. His commercial jazz group, The Hannan/Eisenmenger Jazz Group co-lead by vocalist Christine Hannan, is a 3-5 piece group that plays soulful standards from the Great American Songbook.
The Eisenmenger/Dickhoff Duo Project is a collaboration with pianist/organist and Glen Miller Orchestra alumnus Henry Dickhoff. Eisenmenger has earned national and international recognition as a jazz soloist. Most recently, he was selected as the winner of the 2019 ITEC Rich Mattesson Jazz Euphonium competition, the ITF Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competitition, and the ATW Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition. Other accolades include being a finalist in the 2016 ATW jazz solo competition, 2017 ATW jazz solo competition, and as alternate for the ITF J J Johnson Solo Competition.